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Todai-ji Temple

406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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406-1 Zoshicho, Nara 630-8211, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5511
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Has the world's largest bronze Buddha statue to see within the temple. There is also a hole in a pillar which represents one of the buddha's nostrils and it is said that if you can squeeze through it you may be granted enlightenment. We went...More

Thank Jess B
Reviewed yesterday

Todai-ji Temple and its neighbours temples Kasuga Grand and Nigatsu-do are a good opportunity to step into the history and religiosity of Nara and Japan. My wife and I took the bus at the Nara Station which conveniently took us to the entrance of the...More

Thank Resende99
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This temple is located at the end portion of the open deer park. You need to pay entrance fees to visit it. Outside the temple, deers lazed all over the park or mingle with tourists. But no deer was seen inside the temple premise. It's...More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After a 2 km walk through nara park, we finally reached the Todaiji temple. Inside the temple one will see various magnificent statutes which were breathtaking. There was a column called buhhda's nose where one can try crawling through for enlightenment. Overall a grand spectacle...More

Thank 2,824
Reviewed 4 days ago

The statue is made from bronze and then plated with gold. Well worth paying the small entrance fee to see this magnificent temple. We walked from Nara station through a built-up area until we reached a large open parkland area. Absolutely love this town and...More

Thank 290loriar
Reviewed 6 days ago

Several good sites to visit in one big swoop. We started from the Kofuku-ji temple, then walk across beautiful Nara park, fed the deer (but watch out they liked to sniff into our pockets and bit my jacket open in the process). There were plenty...More

Thank bidwisely
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This world heritage temple is a must see place in Japan. The great thing about this place is that there are so much to see around this temple and Buddha. Do not forget to visit Nigatsu-do and Sangatsu-do which are 10 min walk from the...More

Thank Hiro H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see in Nara. Huge gate entrance to temple is magnificent but the best is yet to come. Inside the temple is one of the largest Buddahs in the world. Take your time to stand in awe of all of the statutes...More

Thank dar0898
Reviewed 1 week ago

i am coming here once or twice a year if i visit nara city bis my must stopover.even if i have been here since i was a university studentin kyoto

Thank F4023NZalbertos
Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't really understand or get a scale of how big this Buddha is until you're there in person. It's truly awe inspiring and 100% a must do after seeing all of the deer in the park.

Thank Connor G
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Graeme R
Hello. We've just arrived in Namba (closest subway is Nipponbachi). Is there a trick to getting to tōdai-ji without the 2km was from the nearest station which I think is Nara? Would appreciate your advice. Thanks
22 June 2017|
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Response from Matt E | Reviewed this property |
Apologies I was also on a guided tour. But would be such a lovely walk if it's not too much trouble for you
Lilly R
what times do the temple open and close ?
20 May 2017|
Response from Matt E | Reviewed this property |
8:00 to 16:30 (November to February)  8:00 to 17:00 (March)  7:30 to 17:30 (April to September)  7:30 to 17:00 (October)